Planned Parenthood has been desperate for a long time to make themselves out to be purveyors of women’s health care, when really, their business revolves around — what else? — abortion. Oh, sure, they like to pretend that they care about things besides abortion. They certainly do offer other services, but their own annual report shows that abortion is their bread and butter.
In the wake of new evidence provided by a former Planned Parenthood manager detailing the abortion giant’s disturbing annual quotas, Texas congressmen expressed outrage and called on Planned Parenthood to address the issue. The action by lawmakers follows news of an alarming award handed to a Colorado Planned Parenthood office praising its increased abortion rate. Lawmakers also called for nationwide defunding of the organization, which receives half of a billion dollars in taxpayer funds each year.
In the investigation, an actress posing as a 15-year-old tells various Planned Parenthood workers across the country that “her boyfriend” wants to “try new things” sexually. In all three videos that have been released so far (there is more to come), Planned Parenthood sex counselors barely wait for the young girl to finish explaining her situation before excitedly jumping in with a slew of inappropriate — and sometimes illegal — advice.
Planned Parenthood recently purchased a property in central Florida where they expected to be able to set up an abortion mill. The organization made this assumption despite the fact that they purchased the property fully apprised of the property’s deed restrictions, which prohibit surgical procedures from being performed.
Concerned physicians in their shared medical park sought an injunction against Planned Parenthood, which would enforce existing rules and prevent them from assuming abortion practices. Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando’s CEO, Jenna Tosh, laughably argued that the mill would not actually be performing surgeries since no incision is involved in the committing of an abortion (a statement which, taken on its own, is inaccurate). The judge didn’t buy her argument, pointing out the fact that Planned Parenthood purchased the property fully aware of the deed restrictions and “proceeded at its own peril.”
Pro-abortion culture often resembles nothing more closely than the stereotypical high-school clique: right and wrong don’t matter as long as you agree who to hate. Direct your snotty derision at the right target, and who cares if it doesn’t make the slightest bit of sense?
The comparison came to mind as I saw both Jezebel’sIsha Aran and Salon’sJenny Kutner take aim at the below video, a snippet of a 1992 PSA featuring Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins stars speaking out against abortion:
“African Americans experience a shockingly disproportionate number of abortions,” said Katherine McCann, public relations manager at Ohio Right to Life, in a press release. “We constantly hear about the racial disparities in infant mortality, gun violence and voting. Our goals with this campaign are to spread awareness about the racial crisis of abortion, and most importantly, to save lives in Cleveland, Ohio’s abortion capital.”
We Live Action interns recently finished our third Advocate distribution in Washington, D.C. Since my previous post, “Advocate Adventures,” Claire, Erin, and I have taken The Advocate to the Capitol South Metro and the Folklife Festival at the National Mall. These two locations presented very different scenarios — the metro area being fast-paced, with individual conversations nearly impossible as folks scuttled to catch a train, and the festival being relaxed, with groups of people not only willing to talk, but also able to pose for a picture with The Advocate! Our encounters with the people in these contrasting locales taught us how to more effectively engage passersby and get The Advocate out to as many of them as possible.
Each scenario came with its own challenges as well as its own benefits. At the metro, where people are impatiently bustling about, the issue is that while numerous people may take our pro-life periodical, there is little time for any serious discussion on abortion. At the festival, people are easy-going and sociable, but although conversations come easier, fewer people receive The Advocate if we distributors are caught up in conversation with overly talkative folk. However, these challenges can be countered and converted into pro-life victories with some planning, perseverance, passion, peace, and personability.
Pro-lifers are regularly accused of waging a war on women when we want to protect women’s health and the lives of the children they carry within. Regulations of abortion clinics to protect women and their children are seen as an attack on abortion access by abortion advocates – not because they want women to have access to what they call safe abortion, but because they know tighter regulations will reduce the number of abortion clinics, and thus the number of abortions will be reduced.
We who defend the right to life understood a long time ago that the interest of the abortion industry is not women’s health and women’s lives, but instead, the abortion numbers in and of themselves.
Delaware native Caitlin Jane continues to raise awareness for the vulnerable with the release of her new single “Sing Over Us” from her second album Coming Season. In addition to her love for the unborn, Caitlin is a proud advocate for children living in poverty, and her new single is a powerful testimony to that.
After the success of her pro-life anthem “Unborn” in 2010, the singer/songwriter hopes “Sing Over Us” will encourage others to “say yes to investing in LIFE” and will raise awareness for the need to build personal relationships with those who are less privileged.
Claire Chretien is not your average 20-year-old student at the University of Alabama. Claire has been an outspoken advocate not only for the pre-born, but for the rights of students to speak about abortion in one of the places it is needed most: on campus. As president of the campus’s pro-life club, Bama Students for Life, she worked with Alliance Defending Freedom when the university threatened the First Amendment rights of the pro-life students on campus.
Everyday thousands of unborn humans are killed through abortion. They will never meet their mother. And they will never get the chance to tell the abortionist who killed them that he is forgiven. It isn’t every day that a person survives an attempt on her life, but surviving an abortion isn’t as uncommon or impossible as people think.
People who survive abortion are often full of questions and pain. Knowing that their own mother tried to have them killed is a heavy weight to carry throughout their lives. And knowing that the person who tried to kill them is probably out there killing other children on daily basis just adds to that pain. That’s why one abortion survivor took matters into her own hands, tracking down the abortionist who tried to kill her, and telling him exactly how she feels.
It’s no secret that Planned Parenthood preys on children.
By getting their hooks into our kids early, they ensure a lifetime of faithful customers who will continue to line Planned Parenthood’s pockets with blood money. In the recent past, Live Action’s undercover investigations have shown how dangerous Planned Parenthood can be to children – by covering up sexual abuse and child sex trafficking -but our newest investigation shows that they’re also peddling depravity to children.
Our newest investigative video series, SexEd, has found Planned Parenthood counselors across the country telling young girls to experiment in BDSM, asphyxiation during sex, choking and torture, whipping, and other disturbing things that they call “sex ed”.
One useful way to measure fundamentalism is to look at what price someone is willing to pay for his or her desire. Can they recognize when they’re doing more harm than good? Is there any can of worms their dream isn’t worth opening?
For the Cult of Contraception, the answer is a resounding no. The latest example is a new project bankrolled by Bill Gates:
A single smart capsule could release drugs into a patient’s body over the span of years, and respond to remote wireless signals if doctors want to alter or halt the treatment […]
It isn’t every day that a self-proclaimed pro-choicer makes a valid argument against abortion. Yet that’s just what Jay Sun did in his essay posted on ThoughtCatalog.com.
The essay, “The Disconnect Between Feminists and Abortion,” was inspired by Jimmy Carter’s appearance on Bill Maher’s show in order to promote former president Carter’s new book. In the interview, Carter mentioned a shocking statistic – that more girls have been killed because of the fact that they are girls in the past hundred years than the combined deaths of all the wars of the 20th century.
These killings are due to sex-selective abortion and infanticide.
For fifty years, Gloria Steinem has been one of America’s most visible abortion advocates. Apparently she’s also a Jay-Z fan.
A frequent guest at Planned Parenthood fundraisers, Steinem praised the abortion giant during a 2013 Oklahoma City event for operating while “under siege.” She went on to decry the problems of sexual exploitation, physical abuse, and gendercide. Ms. Steinem picked an excellent venue to discuss these issues. After all, Planned Parenthood has a history of promoting all three.
Many sex offenders are desperate to cover up their crimes, often threatening victims if they come forward. Impregnating a victim is especially problematic, since paternity tests tend to be something of a give away. The good news (for predators) is that Planned Parenthood provides a way out through their don’t-ask-don’t tell abortion policy.
It’s a subject rife with debate in the pro-life community: how do we approach abortion-minded and post-abortive women? For some, the belief is that we should welcome these women, treat them with compassion, and help them to find healing.
Others, however, believe that women who have abortions are murderers who are evil, beyond redemption, and undeserving of our love and compassion. One such person espousing that attitude is a blogger for Doug Giles’ website, Clash Daily, who argues that women who have abortions are heartless, and sympathizing with them weakens the pro-life cause.
Half of Texas abortion clinics have closed following the enactment of HB 2, a law signed by Governor Rick Perry last year that requires abortionists to obtain hospital admitting privileges within a certain radius of an abortion clinic. The restriction cut the number of abortion clinics from 41 to 20, and it is expected that the number of operating clinics could drop to six by September.
Many abortion clinics shut down due to an inability to comply with the state mandate requiring hospital admittance privileges.
A Planned Parenthood in Tempe, Arizona has been implicated in the crimes of an 18-year-old serial rapist.
The abortion giant allegedly failed to report one of the rapes Tyler Kost committed after his 15-year-old victim, whom he impregnated, came in for an abortion. When the young girl’s mother brought her to Planned Parenthood, she was told that it would be too much of a “hassle” to report the rape.
Instead, a counselor intentionally coded the sexual encounter as “consensual” to save herself the time and paperwork of reporting the young girl’s abuse.
LifeNews recently published an article by Mark Leach about what happened when his baby was born with Down syndrome. Leach describes how he and his wife felt abandoned by the medical establishment and how the hospital gave them outdated and scant information about Down syndrome.
In response to his experience, and the experiences of many other Down syndrome parents, he has become the bioethics specialist at the National Center for Prenatal & Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources, and works to get positive, life-affirming information into the hands of new Down syndrome parents and those who go through prenatal testing for Down syndrome. Leach says:
Parents have long described receiving the [Down syndrome] diagnosis negatively. A study of moms reported awful stories both pre- and post-natally. A study just last year reported that parents have a negative experience by a ratio of 2.5 to 1–so for every 100 sets of parents who had a positive experience with their health team, there were 250 who had a negative one.
A few weeks ago, a photo from Planned Parenthood went viral. It was a certificate awarded by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains to their Aurora, CO office for exceeding abortion visits in 2013 from 2012 – a certificate celebrating death.
Some people questioned whether the award was real, because how could Planned Parenthood possibly be that clueless? Well, wonder no longer, because Planned Parenthood has decided to speak up, confirming not only that the award is real, but defending it as well.